Samsung unveiled Galaxy Tab S models lately that aims to take on iPad ranging from 8.4-inch and 10.4-inch thinner and lighter tablets – despite being larger display tablets, prices are same as Apple’s Iconic tablets.
Before moving to discuss both in detail let me at first tell you both tablets’ price. The 8.4-inch model will cost $399.99 and 10.5-inch for $499.99 respectively. Both tablets will ship in July. Prices sound similar to iPad? The iPad Mini Retina 16GB price starts from $399 while the iPad Air 16GB starts at $499.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch models come with Super AMOLED display that makes both tablets the first Super AMOLED Tablets ever. It’s 2560 X 1600 pixel resolution is equal to 2X HD or 2K TV, whereas the iPad Air has 2048 X 1536 pixel resolution with 264ppi density display.
Like Galaxy S5, few professional enhancements have been added, including with AMOLED Cinema and AMOLED Photo. Battery life lasts for 11 hours if continuous video is playing, which is again slightly better than iPad Mini’s battery.
The Galaxy Tab S models are powered Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-Core Processor between 1.9GHz CPU and 1.3GHz Quad-Core CPU. Like iPad, the Galaxy Tab S models come with 16GB of built-in memory with G of RAM, there is a key difference between Galaxy Tab S and iPad is “Memory Card Slot” both tablets accept memory card up to 128GB. That memory expansion makes much affordable tablet option.
There is an 8MP rear and 2.1MP front-face cameras. Both tablets are equipped with 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with dual channel and MIMO the upcoming 4G LTE versions will add up $100.
In terms of additional stuff, you’ll get necessary and unnecessary additions. There is a fingerprint scanner (similar to Galaxy S5); however, it doesn’t support NFC Technology. Samsung has added its own Tab-S optimized additions like free music service “Milk” and Papergarden, a magazine subscription service. Since the Galaxy Tab S models are the part of Galaxy Ecosystem, the both tabs offer one-year Gogo in-flight Wi-FI access, 1-year BloombergBusinessWeek subscription, 6-Month Trial subscription of Wall Street Journal. 3-months fee Sirius MX radio subscription and 3-month free Audible subscription.
Last but not least, if you’re planning to buy reliable tablet with decent amount of specfications then Galaxy Tab S models are ideal for you. Under $400 to $500 you’ll get extra memory tablets rather than paying extra bucks for 64GB of iPad Air.